Getting Started Extending the VS Debugger

The documentation for all the pieces and enhancements made to the VS Debugger automation model over the years is spread throughout the MSDN web-site.  Here’s a list of start points, for each set of enhancements that were made, starting from Visual Studio 2003 through 2008 SP1: Original: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa291845(VS.71).aspx VS2005: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/envdte80.debugger2(VS.80).aspx VS2008: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/envdte90.debugger3.aspx VS2008 SP1: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/envdte90a.debugger4.aspx…

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Need to write a new Debugging Engine for your favorite platform?

Jackson, recently posted a new sample for how to write a Visual Studio debug engine.  As Joc put it: “in our architecture, the debug engine is the part that does all of the communication with the debugging/diagnostic APIs for a given platform, and communicates those back to the UI through a common set of interfaces.  The current debugger ships debug…

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